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Feb 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
survivors of gun injury at chicago's schwab rehabilitation hospital says gun violence has become a public health crisis. many big city medical professionals who see victims every day, gittler welcomes the new attention lawmakers are giving the issue after connecticut's sandy hook elementary school massacre. >> that kind of tragedy, that's not the problem that were really talking about. i mean it's catastrophic that 36 people died, but 31,000 people die every year of firearm violence. >> reporter: an expert in spinal cord injury and paralysis, gittler works with patients like this 17-year-old high school student who was shot multiple times while walking in his neighborhood. his mother doesn't want us to show his face for fear the shooter, who was never caught, may try to hurt him again. >> the individuals that i deal with have a disability, at the the first thing is they've lived, so that's good, but then they realize this isn't going away, so you're trying to enable them to resume as much independence as possible. it'll be different, but really the hardest part is getting them back
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